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Warriors guard and soon to be repeat MVP Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks due to a Grade 1 MCL sprain. Curry suffered the injury near the end of first half against the Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday and did not return to the game.
He will be re-evaluated in two weeks and will miss some of the second round. Via CSN Bay Area:
Curry was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee and will be out a minimum of two weeks, after which time he will be reevaluated.
The MVP could return sooner if he recovers quicker than expected, CSNBayArea.com has learned.
The news provides a modicum of relief to the Warriors, who feared Curry could be out for an extended period. It’s conceivable, if all goes well, the Curry could be back late in the Western Conference Semifinals should the Warriors eliminate Houston in their first-round series.
It’s more reasonable that Curry would be able to return for the conference finals – which don’t begin until May 15 at the soonest – should the Warriors advance that far.